We're in the middle of award season, and we've already seen tons of celebrities walk the red carpet looking as fabulous as ever—flawless skin, perfectly styled hair and absolutely magnificent gowns. So how can we achieve that same glamour at home and recreate the look perfect for a function, dance or party? Keep reading for five tips that'll get you red carpet-ready for any of your upcoming events!
1. Keep skin hydrated
Los Angeles esthetician Kate Somerville says that hydrated skin is what gives celebrities that sought-after glow. Drink water with lemon when you wake up and a gallon of water throughout the day. Munch healthy fats, berries for antioxidants, and sweet potatoes to produce collagen. In addition, exfoliate a few times the week leading up to the event to remove dull, dry skin.
2. Play up your best feature
"Play up one feature," says Avon Global's makeup artist, Liz Pugh. She does this to play up the celebrities' natural beauty, Pugh told Hello! magazine. Whether it's the eyes or lips, she chooses a feature and plays it up to work with the dress. Pugh's tip? If you're wearing a dark dress add a pop of color to the lip.
3. Less is more
Be careful about wearing too much makeup! Don't overdo the foundation and powder; you'll just need more touching up throughout the night. Apply sparingly!
4. Add a personal touch
To keep your overall look from looking staged, add a personal touch—make it realistic rather than just a looking like you done up by a stylist. Also, keep away from anything too matchy-matchy. That's what Cher Coulter, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's stylist, shared with Vogue—and as evidenced below, she's a source we can trust.
5. Revive those pearly whites!
Dr. Marc Lazare is a dentist for plenty of red carpet regulars including Liza Minnelli and Real Housewives star Sonja Morgan. He insists that using an electric toothbrush can remove stains and make your teeth brighter in just one week! He told US Magazine that Philips Sonicare DiamondClean ($190) is one of his favorites—it may be expensive but it could be worth it in the long run!
So there you have it, collegiettes! These awesome tips from those who work with the stars can help you achieve that flawless red carpet look, too!